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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read., 26 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty (Kindle Edition)
As someone who works in development (PhD) I have had concerns over the MVP and Sachs general attitude to the complexities of development since before the publication of "The End of Poverty" (2005). His astounding lack of interest in the voices of the people and his complete inability to grasp complexities within development (to ensure the best outcomes for people actually living In poverty) had been disturbing. Especially, since, as mentioned within this book, academics like Robert Chambers have been writing about the need for community involvement, perhaps especially, within rural development initiatives since the early 80s. The fact that Sachs has been fêted and fawned upon by celebrities and people hoping for easy answers and quick fixes the last 10 years has meant that real debate and dialogue have been pushed aside and made invisible. Nina Munk has done a great service with her book in highlighting to people not within development that superficial bandaid solutions are not worthy of anyone, let alone those people who need help the most.
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